Sunday, October 28, 2012


Happy Fall!  

What a wonderful time of year :-)

I made this fall wall art using a file I got from the Silhouette Store.  It was free a couple of weeks ago.

This was so easy to make - it actually took longer to take the picture than to create and frame this subway style art.

I purchased the frame from Hobby Lobby.  It was originally green, but I wanted it to be white, so I spray painted it.

Have a great fall!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Owl Bookmark

I had so much fun making the bird bookmark yesterday I decided to make my own.  I used an owl cut file I had and I added an "U" using the text feature.  Voila, a bookmark.  In order to make these sturdy enough to last longer than 1 day you need to make multiple layers using the thickest cardstock you can find.  I used my Xyron to apply adhesive to all the layers.  I finished these adorable owls off with some twine.

I made all of these out of the same paper.  I am trying not to leave any unused paper when I cut.  I also cut a card and some birds for another bookmark.  Now I have a card to use in the future and another bird bookmark for my daughter.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bird Bookmark

Bird Bookmark

I made this bookmark using a file from the Silhouette Library.  In order to make the bookmark stronger, I cut this image 5 times, twice in the pattern card stock and 3 times in craft paper.  My daughter lved it!

Cricut Imagine No Longer in Production


Well, PC finally announced the Imagine is no longer in production.  What a waste of my money.  I bought mine on a few minutes before it launched and I was one of the last to get mine. Remember they sold more than they had on hand.   I had problems updating it from the start..had to send it back after spending days on the phone with customer service and the software manager (and the infamous hang up I used to read about on the message board happened to me).  The second phone call I told the guy he better not hang up on me and he did...but he did call me back and apologized greatly.  There was NOTHING wrong with my machine, so they sent it back to me and all of a sudden I was able to do updates with no problem. 

My husband got tired of all the problems I would have when I scrapped, so he bought me the Silhouette SD.  Scrapping has been so much more enjoyable since then.  I was happy with my small machine but when the Cameo came out, my hubby bought it for me for Christmas.  I gave my SD to my sister. 

I stopped visiting the Cricut MB but for some reason I decided to go take a look.  That is why I saw the announcement.  What a shame, what a total waste of $500.00.  I knew better but the excitement got the best of me and my hubby bought the Imagine for me at launch.  I learned a lot through this experience.  It is very sad to me...the things I read about this company is horrible.

Pumpkin Lanterns

Pumpkin lanterns

These pumpkin lanterns are great for use with a battery operated tealight. The file can be purchased from the Silhouette Store.  I have made 13 so far.  I plan to line my driveway with them on Halloween evening.

Witch Hat

3D Witch hats

These cute little hats were purchased from the Silhouette Store.  They are easy to make.  These are 2 different sizes.  The original file is the smaller one pictured.  Not sure what I am going to do with these, maybe put them on the front porch on Halloween.

Mini cards and envelopes

Cards - Click picture to enlarge

Card with overlay and twine
I needed an envelope for the card I made the other day and I found this one in my Silhouette library.  Once I made the cute little envelope I was ready to make some cute cards and envelopes.  Not realizing it, I chose the matching card to this envelope.

The paper is Hoot Hoot by the Paper Studio.  I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.

On some of these I cut out the card and then an overlay.  For the others, I just cut the card and added twine or ribbon.

Later, I can add a small label on the front to add the perfect sentiment, ie Thank you, Happy Birthday...

Hope you like!  Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Who is Thankful?

Cut card
Cut borders

Tape/Glue border pieces together

Adhere borders to card

Assembled card
Matching envelope and the back of the card

This was a free Silhouette shape a few weeks ago.  I didn't want the pumpkin on the original card, so I used the print to cut feature and added the owl and text.  I also used the offset feature and the internal offset on pennant.  No project is complete without dry embossing :-)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

All Geared up for Your Birthday!

Robot Card

3D view

Back of card and embossed envelop flap

 I created this card for a birthday party today.  The orange gear pattern is an overlay pattern I bought from the silhouette store.  I used spary adhesive to attach it to the blue card.  It wraps around the card so the front and back both have the orange gears on it.  

The robot was also purchased from the Silhouette store and since I was short on time, I just filled in all the layers with the colors I wanted and printed him on my printer, then I had my Silhouette cut him out.  (LOVE this feature!)

I free handed the envelope and dry embossed it with the Cuttlebug "Clockworks" embossing folder. 

I wanted the robot to stand out from the card, so I doubled up on the foam 3D.

The white gear was an extra purchase from the shilhouette store, it came with a few other gears.